US 2 - US 97 Easy St Roundabout

Project news

On April 28, there will be a virtual public meeting to share more about the intersection improvements that will include a multi-lane roundabout, transit pull out lanes, and multimodal improvements.  Proposed traffic control during construction will also be discussed at the meeting.

This project is currently at 30% design, meaing the project footprint and initial design have been finalized.

Needs & benefits

This project will improve mobility and reduce collision severity at the intersection of US 2/97 and Easy Street in Wenatchee, by constructing a multi-lane roundabout at the existing signalized intersection.  

WSDOT conducted a Value Engineering Study of the US 2/SR 285/ Easy St Interchange in 2012 to evaluate options for improvements to the intersection. The Value Engineering study identified a directional interchange over US 2/97 with an overcrossing of US 2 at Easy St. and the at-grade roundabout was identified as a lower cost interim solution that would provide an immediate improvement to the facility. 

The roundabout will also include the following multi-modal improvements:

  • Additional bus pullout lanes in partnership/coordination with Link Transit on the east leg of the intersection
  • Extension of the Apple Capital Loop Trail
  • Shorter crosswalks 
  • Provide a crossing over Easy St. on the south side of the intersection.

Timeline

This project is currently in the design phase and is scheduled to go to advertisement Fall 2021.  Construction of the project is scheduled to start Spring 2022.

Funding

This project is funded through the Connecting Washington Funding Package.

Contact

James Reynolds, Project Engineer
509-667-2860

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